Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Holocaust Hero, Short Round, Smoking

Episode: Holocaust Hero, Short Round, Smoking

  • Jan 29, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 34:58 mins

In 1964, nearly half of Americans smoked, but today only 14 percent of adults do. What changed? As historian and University of Virginia professor Sarah Milov argues in her book, “The Cigarette,” the only reason smoking today is banned in public places and considered socially unacceptable is because grassroots activists organized for it–against the most powerful political forces in the nation. (Originally aired Mar 12, 2020).